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Koryx Copper Intersects 98.00 M @ 0.43% Cu Eq, Including 4 M @ 1.12% Cu Eq and 2 M @ 1.47% Cu Eq

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Koryx Copper Intersects 98.00 M @ 0.43% Cu Eq, Including 4 M @ 1.12% Cu Eq and 2 M @ 1.47% Cu Eq






Significant copper and molybdenum intersections include:

  • HM17: 0.93% CuEq over 12 meters from near surface including 4 m @ 1.52% CuEq.
  • HM32: 0.43% CuEq over 98.00 m including 4 m @ 1.12% CuEq, 2.00 m @ 1.47%.
  • HM33: 0.37% CuEq over 34 m including 8 m at 0.49% CuEq.


Koryx Copper Inc. (TSX-V: KRY) announces the fourth assay results from its current drilling program at its Haib Copper project in southern Namibia.  The Company’s latest four drill holes continue to confirm that the deposit can deliver high grades over substantial widths within the known historical resource.


Pierre Léveillé, President & CEO of Deep-South stated that: Those results are very positive and they are well above the Indicated Resource average grade at 0.31% Cu of the the previous Mineral Resource Estimation. We are highly satisfied with those results that add value to the deposit.”


The 3 holes for which assay results are reported here, cover 430.20 metres with all 3 holes drilled in centre of the Pit 1 target area. These holes were positioned to close the sample spacing of the previously identified shallow higher grade mineralisation in the Pit 1 area, and to better define and understand the geometry of mineralisation controls here. Assay results of significant intersections are tabulated below:


Significant Intersections


Hole# Zone From (m) To (m) Width (m)1 CuEq (%)2 Cu (%) Mo (%)
HM17 Main 8.00 20.00 12.00 0.93 0.93 0.009
Including 16.00 20.00 4.00 1.52 1.52 0.022
HM32 Main 0.00 98.00 98.00 0.43 0.43 0.008
Including 8.00 12.00 4.00 0.73 0.73 0.016
Including 14.00 18.00 4.00 1.12 1.12 0.013
Including 26.00 28.00 2.00 1.47 1.47 0.007
Including 48.00 58.00 10.00 0.54 0.54 0.009
Including 70.00 74.00 4.00 0.75 0.75 0.012
Main 128.00 138.00 10.00 0.35 0.35 0.016
Including 136.00 138.00 2.00 0.73 0.73 0.018
Main 222.00 230.50 8.50 0.34 0.34 0.005
Including 222.00 224.00 2.00 0.72 0.72 0.003
HM33 Main 6.00 40.00 34.00 0.37 0.37 0.007
Including 14.00 22.00 8.00 0.49 0.49 0.005
Main 112.00 120.00 8.00 0.41 0.41 0.001


1. Width refers to intersection width; true widths have not been determined.
2. CuEq (copper equivalent) has been used to express the combined value of copper and molybdenum and is provided for illustrative purposes only. No allowances have been made of recovery losses that may occur should mining eventually result. Calculations use metal prices of US$3.00/lb copper, US$10/lb molybdenum using the formula: CuEq% = Cu% + (Mo% [$10/$3])


Borehole Locations (Figure 1)


HM17 was positioned in riverbed east of the Pit1 area to test the eastward extension of the on-surface mineralization reported previously in HM16.


HM32 was located in the central part of the Pit1 target area to close the sample spacing on the mineralization here. It was drilled towards the southwest and positioned halfway up the southern slope above the river.


HM33 was collared close to HM32 but drilled approximately westwards to close the sample spacing in this direction.


Figure 1: Planview showing the positions of the boreholes being reported here.


Discussion of Pertinent Results



Results show that the near surface high grade mineralization in Pit1 extends some 180m further eastwards than previously recognized, appearing to maintain the same strike and relatively low-angle dip towards the north.



Results show a significant widening of the near surface mineralized zone in Pit1 to nearly 100 m. While grades >0.7% Cu Eq were regularly encountered, the average grade of the zone is slightly lower than usual at 0.43% CuEq. This hole was drilled in an area where multiple mineralization trends potential intersect and it is possible that this width extension is due to the hole orientation not being orthogonal to mineralization.



Shows similar results to HM32 with respect to the shallow mineralized zone in Pit1, although at 34m width it is significantly narrower and lower grade averaging 0.37% CuEq.


Drilling Program Update


Since the resumption of drilling in October 2023, 22 holes have been completed totaling 4,043 m. All 22 holes have been sampled and submitted to ALS for assaying with the results of 9 holes (1,107 samples) received to date from ALS. A further 5 boreholes (1,000m) remain to be drilled from the current program, 4 of which expand are intended to trace the Pit 1 mineralization in the Pit2 target area.


At 1.8 billion years (Archean), the Haib Copper Deposit is one of the oldest deposits in the world. Over time, it has seen several transformations including shearing and faulting events that appear to have further concentrated Cu and Mo. A number of these mineralized structures have been identified in the Pit 1. The revised drilling program looks to close the sample spacing in the Pit 1 area and better delineate the extent and grades of these.


Quality Control


All drill cores were logged, photographed, and cut in half with a diamond saw. Half of the cores were bagged and sent to ALS Laboratories Ltd. in Johannesburg, South Africa for analysis (SANAS Accredited Testing Laboratory, No. T0387), while the other half was quartered with one quarter archived and stored on site for verification and reference purposes while the other quarter will be used for metallurgical test work. 33 elements are analyzed by Induced Coupled Plasma (ICP) utilizing a 4-acid digestion and gold is assayed using a 30g fire assay method. Duplicate samples, blanks, and certified standards are included with every batch and are actively used to ensure proper quality assurance and quality control.


Please note that: Mineral Resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral resource estimates do not account for mineability, selectivity, mining loss and dilution. These mineral resource estimates are based on Indicated Mineral Resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. However, there is no certainty that these indicated mineral resources will be converted to measured categories through further drilling, or into mineral reserves, once economic considerations are applied. There is no certainty that the preliminary economic assessment will be realized.


Qualified Person


Mr. Dean Richards Pr.Sci.Nat. , MGSSA – BSc. (Hons.) Geology, is the Qualified Person for the Haib Project as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.


About the Haib Copper Project


The Haib Copper Deposit is a large copper/molybdenum deposit situated 40 kilometers from the southern boundary of Namibia. The license covers 370 square kilometers (37,000 hectares). Over the years the project has seen 70,000 m of drilling, several metallurgical test work program, geophysical surveys, geological mapping, mine modeling and even a feasibility study in 1996. Koryx holds all the historical data.


About Koryx Copper Inc.


Koryx Copper is a mineral exploration and development company. Koryx growth strategy is to focus on the exploration and development of quality assets in significant mineralized trends and in proximity to infrastructure in stable countries. The Company holds the Haib Copper Project in Namibia and holds an interest in three exploration licenses in the Copperbelt in Zambia. In using and assessing environmentally friendly technologies in the development of its copper projects, Koryx Copper embraces the green revolution.


Posted April 10, 2024

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